Leading Causes of Death, New York City, 2003-2012

Source: Vital Statistics Data as of March, 2014
New York State Department of Health - Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics

Year and # of Deaths #1 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#2 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#3 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#4 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
#5 Cause of Death and # of Deaths
Age-adjusted Death Rate
2012

Total: 50,938
Heart Disease
16,521
188 per 100,000
Cancer
12,594
146 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,262
26 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,765
21 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
1,663
19 per 100,000
2011

Total: 51,344
Heart Disease
16,794
196 per 100,000
Cancer
12,476
148 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,490
29 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
1,785
21 per 100,000
Stroke
1,778
21 per 100,000
2010

Total: 50,852
Heart Disease
17,669
211 per 100,000
Cancer
12,408
150 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,420
29 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
1,723
21 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,673
20 per 100,000
2009

Total: 51,446
Heart Disease
19,715
229 per 100,000
Cancer
12,277
144 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,188
26 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,653
19 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
1,532
18 per 100,000
2008

Total: 52,998
Heart Disease
21,063
235 per 100,000
Cancer
12,238
142 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,284
25 per 100,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (CLRD)
1,627
19 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,607
18 per 100,000
2007

Total: 52,864
Heart Disease
21,173
243 per 100,000
Cancer
12,450
148 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,353
27 per 100,000
Unintentional Injury
1,658
19 per 100,000
Stroke
1,601
19 per 100,000
2006

Total: 54,225
Heart Disease
21,681
255 per 100,000
Cancer
12,289
148 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,549
30 per 100,000
Stroke
1,713
20 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,678
20 per 100,000
2005

Total: 55,827
Heart Disease
22,514
263 per 100,000
Cancer
12,487
152 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,887
34 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,781
22 per 100,000
Stroke
1,666
20 per 100,000
2004

Total: 56,043
Heart Disease
22,429
271 per 100,000
Cancer
12,649
157 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,951
35 per 100,000
Stroke
1,820
22 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,715
21 per 100,000
2003

Total: 57,869
Heart Disease
23,722
293 per 100,000
Cancer
12,895
162 per 100,000
Pneumonia and Influenza
2,677
33 per 100,000
Diabetes
1,870
24 per 100,000
Stroke
1,867
23 per 100,000

*Rates based on fewer than 20 events in the numerator are unstable.

**Ranks based on numbers of death.

Note: A small number of deaths with the no recorded age are included in the annual death data file. For the purpose of this analysis, those cases are not included.

Therefore, some death statistics reported in other reports may show slightly different results.